Adrian Clarke looks at key tactical points in Matchweek 35.
The 22-year-old has raised his game and reacted in a positive way to his surprise omission from the England squad in March.
In Liverpool's last five matches he has produced two fantastic assists.
He also scored the winner with a tremendous strike from outside the box at home against Aston Villa last month.
Alexander-Arnold boasts a cross accuracy of 20.1 per cent across the season, but he has bettered that figure in four of his last five Premier League matches.
Since the start of April, he has made 3.2 goal opportunities per 90 minutes, almost doubling his average up until that point in the campaign.
|Per 90||Key passes||Shots|
|First 27 PL apps||1.7||1.3|
|Last 5 PL apps||3.2||1.4|
While Alexander-Arnold has not been as impressive this season as he was during Liverpool’s title-winning 2019/20 campaign, he has still been the Premier League's most effective attacking full-back.
He puts dangerous balls into the area considerably more often than any other player in his position. No defender makes more big chances, and he also has more shots than any other full-back.
|Shots||Open-play crosses||Big chances created||Passes into box|
|Alexander-Arnold 43||Alexander-Arnold 176||Alexander-Arnold 12||Alexander-Arnold 362|
|James 32||Robertson 152||Digne 11||Robertson 274|
|Cancelo 32||Digne 131||Cresswell 10||Cresswell 203|
The prospect of potentially missing out on a place at the European Championships this summer appears to have lit a fire within Alexander-Arnold.
When Salah takes Shaw infield, Alexander-Arnold will look to test Rashford with dynamic runs. He can punish Manchester United if he is not tracked.
Given his international ambitions and Liverpool's top-four hopes, expect him to have a significant impact at Old Trafford.